So, one of this term objects is personal development and I must say that I truly really enjoy this class. One of our assignments for last week was to read a chapter from “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. I can say that this book confirms basically everything I have ever believed in.
The first part is called “proactivity” and it elaborates how we have the responsibility to choose what we wish to happen. It says that if we want anything good to happen to us, we cannot just wait around and expect for it to be accomplished without even trying to act on our dreams.
This is the point I would like to focus on in this article: if you want something badly enough, don’t just believe that your wish will become true unless you work for it and prove that you are worth it.
For instance, I met a lot of people here who just expect to have great internships just for being here. Yes, it is true that the school needs to help us find a placement but it doesn’t mean that if you show no interest whatsoever in hospitality or in your classes or in, at least, the fact that you are here, they will just hand you the perfect internship that has ever existed.
I firmly believe that there needs to be interest from both parties. And you as a student must be ambitious, modest, determined and the most important, you need to be interested! We must ask questions, we need to hand in the CV’s in time, not a month, not a week later. We need to make sure that the people in charge with finding us an internship will notice our motivation and determination and our will to work and gain experience and to achieve something during the time we get to spend here, not just staying passive to everything that happens around us.
So, please, keep in mind the fact that just because you came here, that doesn’t give you permission to take everything for granted! Show that you deserve what you want to be offered